January Round-up

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Favourite reads

I spent a lot of January working my way through all the fantastic stories included in the Winter Wonderland giveaway. Here are just a couple of my favourites!

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Writing update

On the writing front, I’m about halfway through the second book in the Penhul pack series – The Beta’s Vampire. I’m having so much fun writing Benedict & Lucian’s story!

If you want a sneak peek at their story then I posted a little teaser from my first draft in my Facebook group Beth’s Book Snug.

I’ve also started plotting out the next book on my to write pile. It’s going to be about a grumpy reindeer shifter & the far too cheery elf he meets! More updates on this later in the year.

Freebie!

Salute to the Stud is free on Prolific Works in February. Featuring:

🖤Holiday fling

🖤Sexy yoga lesson

🖤First time hookup

🖤Hurt/comfort

salute the stud-completeTwo weeks in paradise, one mystery sexter, and some sexy yoga times … but real life isn’t all rosy sunsets and walks along the beach.

Jasper is licking his wounds in paradise after being dumped, according to his ex, for someone more adventurous. The romantic Hawaiian getaway for two he booked hadn’t featured his sister as his plus one, but sometimes real life sucks.

For the two weeks he’s there his plans include hot dates with a sun lounger and working his way through the local craft beers. Nothing more.

Until he receives a sext from a wrong number. A mystery yoga instructor offering a private session to teach him the plow, and maybe even get plowed. Jasper’s never had a hookup with anyone before, but perhaps it’s time to prove his ex wrong.

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Get your copy free from Prolific Works

And if, like me, you’re always looking for more books to add to your TBR pile then check out Rainbow Romance Reads!

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Until next time stay safe. And happy reading!

Beth x

Happy New Year giveaway!

IT’S LIVE!

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Over 180 Gay Romance authors have come together to give you a post-holiday gift!

Download brand new, exclusive stories from your favorite authors and new-to-you authors as well. Each story in this giveaway is a full, complete story that includes a gay romance (no samples, bonuses, or partial stories). Be sure to click each entry to learn more about the stories and download our free PROMO CHECKLIST to keep track of which ones you’ve downloaded and tried. We invite you to try new authors with this free promo. You never know if your new favorite author is just waiting to be discovered for free! Find the checklist as an entry in the giveaway below or download it here: readerlinks.com/l/1606874/wwchecklist

RW WWMy contribution is Red’s Wolf.

A fairy-tale retelling with a paranormal twist!

 Concerned for his gran’s health, Red braves the snow-covered forest to ensure she’s safe in the worsening weather. Several encounters over recent months leave Red both hoping to run into the huntsman again and dreading he might because he knows their friendship can’t lead to more.

Distracted by a glimpse of the huntsman, Red stumbles away from the safety of the woodland path straight into the danger that is the wolf of Bowland. Shaken, Red manages to escape to the safety of his gran’s cottage to recover.

With each meeting the pair grow closer, but can Aldrich help Red accept there is nothing wrong with who he is? Or will Red let his insecurities and secrets come between them? Especially when he finds out his huntsman has a secret of his own.

This M/M romance features friends to lovers, age gap, snowed-in together, shifters, & of course an HEA.

Download Red’s Wolf & all the freebies here!

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Until next time stay safe. And happy reading!

Beth x

November Round-up

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Favourite reads

I’ve completed my Goodreads challenge of reading 120 books this year! Here are just a couple of my favourite reads in November.

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Writing update

On the writing front, I finished the edits on my my novella that will be part of a super secret project! All I can say is that it’s a fairy tale retelling with a twist. Look out for more details coming in December! And hopefully I’ll have a cover reveal for you.

I’ve almost finished plotting out the second book in the Penhul pack series —  The Beta’s Vampire. I’m so excited to start writing this one, and I’m hoping to start next week!

If you haven’t read the first book in the series, The Alpha’s Mate, you can buy your copy or read on KU at mybook.to/TheAlphasMate

The Alpha’s Mate features:

  • Hate at first sight
  • A grieving son who has no idea who he really is
  •  The alpha of the Penhul pack
  •  Familiars that can shift into dogs
  •  Set in the area famous for the Pendle witch trials in the UK!

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Book sale!

The Holidays Collection is only 99c / 99p for a limited time. This bundle includes:

👑Miracle on Three Kings’ Day👑

👑Brother’s best friend

👑Hurt / comfort

👑Unusual holiday traditions

🖤Thrown by Love🖤

🖤Age gap

🖤Cynical hero

🖤Homemade secret Santa gift

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You can buy it for only 99c or borrow it on KU at http://mybook.to/HolidaysCollection

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And if, like me, you’re always looking for more books to add to your TBR pile then check out Rainbow Romance Reads!

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Until next time stay safe. And happy reading!

Beth x

October Round-up

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Favourite reads

I’ve almost completed my Goodreads challenge of reading 120 books this year! So far I’ve read 115 and here are just a couple of my favourite reads from October.

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Writing update

On the writing front, I finished writing my novella that will be part of a super secret project! All I can say is that it’s a modern fairy tale with a twist! And you won’t want to miss out on this one so look out for more details coming in December!

I’ll be working on the edits on the novella through November, but for those of you who are looking forward to the second book in the Penhul pack series I’ll be starting on The Beta’s Vampire this week! I’m so excited to start writing this one, mainly to shut Benedict up ha ha!

If you haven’t read the first book in the series, The Alpha’s Mate, you can buy your copy or read on KU at mybook.to/TheAlphasMate

The Alpha’s Mate features:

  • Hate at first sight
  • A grieving son who has no idea who he really is
  •  The alpha of the Penhul pack
  •  Familiars that can shift into dogs
  •  Set in the area famous for the Pendle witch trials in the UK!

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And to those of you who have read it thank you! I’ve got some lovely reviews for it, and I really appreciate everyone who took the time to write one. If you haven’t left a review please consider doing so as they are so important to indie authors and they really help others find the book.

If, like me, you’re always looking for more books to add to your TBR pile then check out Rainbow Romance Reads!

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Until next time stay safe. And happy reading!

Beth x

September Round-up

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Favourite reads

My Goodreads challenge of reading 120 books this year is ahead of schedule. So far I’ve read 106 books and here are just a couple of my favourite reads from September.

Writing update

On the writing front, I released The Alpha’s Mate on September 15th! I’ve got some lovely reviews for it, and I really appreciate everyone who took the time to write one, and thank you to everyone who bought or read the book.

The ending was perfect right down to the teaser. Now I just need the next one.” 

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.. it is all just wonderfully done and i cant wait for more of this series..” 

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The Alpha’s Mate has:

  • Hate at first sight
  • A grieving son who has no idea who he really is
  •  The alpha of the Penhul pack
  •  Familiars that can shift into dogs
  •  Set in the area famous for the Pendle witch trials in the UK!

Buy or read on Kindle Unlimited at http://mybook.to/TheAlphasMate

To celebrate I’m having a party in my Facebook readers group Beth’s Book Snug. If you’d like to win a paperback copy of The Alpha’s Mate then come join the party today!

And more writing news — I’ve started writing my next story which is a modern fairy tale with a twist! It’s based on Little Red Riding Hood but with a hint of the paranormal. More details on that next month so stay tuned.

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Until next time stay safe. And happy reading!

Beth x

New release & a giveaway!

The Alpha’s Mate is live! During release week you can get your copy for only $2.99, or free if you’re a Kindle Unlimited member.

Featuring:

🖤 Hate at first sight

🖤Enemies to lovers

🖤Sexy men that shift into adorable dogs

🖤Hurt / comfort

🖤Kindle Unlimited

Blurb

Alpha of the Penhul pack with a human mate? Never going to happen.

Addison knows grief can do strange things to people, but when he’s wandering Pendle Hill and witnesses a dog leap out of thin air, he thinks he must be going crazy. When the border collie morphs into a man–a very naked man–he has to be dreaming. Only when he wakes to find himself cold and alone, locked inside a bare stone room does he wonder if it was the start of a nightmare.

As the youngest alpha the Penhul pack has ever had, Drake knows he has a lot to prove. Increasing their dwindling numbers is hard enough but convincing his pack they can do so by working alongside humans is like trying to teach an old dog new tricks. He was taught, as all familiars are, that humans can’t be trusted, especially not with their secret. It’s no surprise, then, that he has no idea what to do when a member of his own pack brings a human prisoner to their den. But he’s definitely not prepared for the reaction the human elicits from him.

Can Drake put aside their differences, and Addison come to accept their similarities, to save the Penhul pack from danger? A threat that may end up costing Drake not only his life but that of his fated mate?


This M/M romance from Beth Laycock features enemies to lovers, forced proximity, fated mates, sexy men that shift into adorable dogs, and of course a happy ending. Book 1 of the Penhul pack series.

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Giveaway

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Do you like to chat about your favourite books? Want updates on my WIP, teasers, & exclusive excerpts? Want to be the first to hear about ARCs or giveaways I’m running? Then come join my new Facebook group – Beth’s Book Snug!

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Until next time,

Happy reading!

Love Beth x

August Round-up

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Favourite reads

My Goodreads challenge of reading 120 books this year is ahead of schedule. So far I’ve read 97 books and here are just some of my favourite reads from August.

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Writing update

On the writing front, The Alpha’s Mate is set to release on September 15th! But it’s cover reveal day today. Check out the cover below.

 The Alpha’s Mate has:

  • Hate at first sight
  • A grieving son who has no idea who he really is
  •  The alpha of the Penhul pack
  •  Familiars that can shift into dogs
  •  Set in the area famous for the Pendle witch trials in the UK!

Alpha of the Penhul pack with a human mate? Never going to happen.

Addison knows grief can do strange things to people, but when he’s wandering Pendle Hill and witnesses a dog leap out of thin air, he thinks he must be going crazy. When the border collie morphs into a man—a very naked man—he has to be dreaming. Only when he wakes to find himself cold and alone, locked inside a bare stone room does he wonder if it was the start of a nightmare.

As the youngest alpha the Penhul pack has ever had, Drake knows he has a lot to prove. Increasing their dwindling numbers is hard enough but convincing his pack they can do so by working alongside humans is like trying to teach an old dog new tricks. He was taught, as all familiars are, that humans can’t be trusted, especially not with their secret. It’s no surprise, then, that he has no idea what to do when a member of his own pack brings a human prisoner to their den. But he’s definitely not prepared for the reaction the human elicits from him.

Can Drake put aside their differences, and Addison come to accept their similarities, to save the Penhul pack from danger? A threat that may end up costing Drake not only his life but that of his fated mate?

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Preorder your copy at http://mybook.to/TheAlphasMate

Or add it to your Goodreads shelf: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/54923761-the-alpha-s-mate

You could also  win a $10 Amazon gift card + an ebook copy of The Alpha’s Mate in the Rafflecopter giveaway

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Until next time stay safe. And happy reading!

Beth x

Release blitz & giveaway!

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As Big as the Sky by Amy Aislin

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Sam McAuley isn’t having a great start to the summer. Served with papers? Great. He’s being sued. Perfect, pristine yard overrun with chickens? What the—? Clearly, the new guy running the animal rehabilitation centre next door has no idea what he’s doing.

It’s one town to the next, one school to the next, one job to the next for Bo Novak. Everything is temporary. Even his current job—running his sister’s animal rehab centre while she’s away on a four-month leave—is temporary. And he does know what he’s doing, thank you very much. Sure, things don’t always run smoothly, but the stick-in-the-mud next door could be a little nicer about it.

One overheard conversation, an olive branch, and a baseball game might show these guys that being at odds isn’t really what they want, and that what they want might just be each other.

As Big as the Sky was first published in August 2017. This new edition has a brand new cover but no content changes.

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Bo’s shoulders were hunched, his blond hair sticking to his forehead, likely from having worked up a sweat while working in the warm air this morning. His T-shirt clung to him as he took a deep breath and plucked a piece of grass out of the ground.

He looked pensive as he threaded the grass through his fingers. To Sam, he seemed alone and dejected. Sam had always seen him with his head held high and a fiery spark in his eyes. He couldn’t even reconcile this version of Bo with the one he was used to seeing.

Even though he wasn’t at all Sam’s type, Sam had to admit Bo was really cute.

Sam opened his mouth to speak, but Bo’s phone rang before he could say anything. Bo took a look at the caller ID and his shoulders slumped further before he drew them back and answered the call.

“Laura, hey!” Bo’s enthusiasm sounded a bit forced to Sam, but what did he know? “Oh yeah, everything’s great. It’s just me and your chickens right now, and PomPom. Schnee went home yesterday.” He listened for a minute, then said, “I spoke with them yesterday. They’re going to be sending me a pigeon later this week, maybe two. It’s actually pretty quiet right now. May was busier.”

Sam turned to leave, not wanting to intrude, but the sound of his name stopped him.

“Sam’s been great, yeah.” That definitely sounded forced. “Yeah, he helped me fix the lawn mower, just like you said.”

The lawn mower. The one Laura had texted him about a couple days ago, letting him know Bo was going to be coming around for help with it. But Bo never had, probably because on Bo’s first day, when he’d come over to Sam’s to introduce himself, Sam had snapped at him for stepping on his poor seedlings in his front garden.

“Jesus, watch where you’re going! These won’t grow if you trample them. Don’t you pay attention to what’s around you?” That about summed up what Sam had said to interrupt Bo’s friendly, “Hi, I’m Bo!”

Sam had watched Bo’s face fall before he drew himself up—exactly like he had before answering Laura’s call—fisted his hands on his hips and said, “Well, excuse the hell out of me. But who plants flowers right on the edge of the sidewalk? What if a kid on a bicycle accidentally ends up riding over them? You gonna yell at them too?”

It had been a fair question. One Sam hadn’t had an answer to. Not that he expected kids to be biking along on the small gravel sidewalk. Burnhamthorpe Road was a fairly busy street with an eighty-kilometre an hour speed limit. Yet instead of saying so to Bo, he’d rethought his strategy and moved his seedlings up closer to his porch. Just in case.

The question now was, why was Bo lying to Laura? The fact that he was making Sam out to be some helpful, generous neighbour only served to make him feel like a bigger heel for the way he’d treated Bo the past few weeks.

I was really looking forward to being his friend. A fist squeezed his lungs at the thought that he’d so disappointed Bo. Truth was Sam had been looking forward to meeting Bo too, ever since Laura told him Bo was coming to take over running Big Sky for the summer. But then the shit had hit the fan and he’d taken out his frustrations on poor Bo. Who’d only wanted to be his friend.

Bo finally finished his phone call. Setting his phone on the stair behind him, he let out a long breath and went back to staring at the horizon. Sam walked toward him and cleared his throat to get his attention.

When Bo spotted him, his expression went from brooding to annoyed in less than a second. He rolled those big brown eyes and stood.

“Are you kidding me? I fixed my damn fence,” he growled.

“Yeah, I—”

“You might want to check your side because I’m pretty sure that’s where the problem is.”

“I—” know, he tried to say, but Bo interrupted him again.

“Or did you come here to complain about something else? Is PomPom snorting too loudly? Did the water from his pail accidentally get onto your side of the yard? Is there some stench that’s bugging your delicate sense of smell?”

Sam knew he deserved that. He’d done nothing but harp on Bo since he arrived.

“Was my sitting here too loud for you?” Bo kept going. “Is Your Tall Perfectness bothered by the sound of almost non-existent wind in the trees?”

Your Tall—what? Thrown for a moment, it took Sam a second to respond. “I came to apologize.”

That shut Bo up.


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To celebrate this wonderful re-release, Amy is giving away a signed copy of As Big as the Sky!
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About Amy:

Amy’s lived with her head in the clouds since she first picked up a book as a child, and being fluent in two languages means she’s read a lot of books! She first picked up a pen on a rainy day in fourth grade when her class had to stay inside for recess. Tales of treasure hunts with her classmates eventually morphed into love stories between men, and she’s been writing ever since. She writes evenings and weekends—or whenever she isn’t at her full-time day job saving the planet at Canada’s largest environmental non-profit.

An unapologetic introvert, Amy reads too much and socializes too little, with no regrets. She loves connecting with readers. Join her Facebook Group, Amy Aislin’s Readers, to stay up-to-date on upcoming releases and for access to early teasers, find her on Instagram and Twitter, or sign up for her newsletter.

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Release blitz & giveaway!

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Release Blitz, Excerpt & Giveaway:

People Like Us by Ruby Moone

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Winsford Green Stories, Book 2

Arthur Fitch clawed his way out of the violence and poverty of the slums of London to become a valet to the aristocracy. His ambition to secure a higher position led him to a disastrous appointment with a cold, brutal man, and when things come to a head, Arthur is forced to flee into a snowstorm to find safety.

Joseph Wilkinson is the Winsford Green blacksmith. He has a good life, good friends, owns a thriving business, but at the end of the day when he goes home, loneliness consumes him. When he stumbles upon a small man determinedly trudging through the snowstorm, he invites him into his home to shelter.

Arthur Fitch is older, smart-mouthed, and as prickly as hell. But, as Joe peels back the layers, he discovers a warm, funny, vulnerable man whose tastes in the bedchamber leave Joe gasping and desperate for more. Trouble is, having found the real Arthur Fitch, how can he convince him that life in a small town can be infinitely better than working for an Earl? That love really is possible for people like them? Particularly when Arthur’s past catches up with him in horrifying fashion.

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Excerpt:

Arthur Fitch drifted into awareness slowly. He was warm. Deliciously warm. He rubbed his face against the pillow, sighed, and the warm body behind him shifted with him. He smiled and hummed happily as he eased his way up through the layers of sleep. When he moved, he groaned. Every part of him seemed to ache. Including his head. He stretched out his legs and the body behind him moved again.

Arthur froze. Body? Body behind him? Body in bed with him…?

His eyes shot open, blinking rapidly. Where in God’s name was he? It was a completely unfamiliar room, unfamiliar bed, and … and … he swallowed and turned his head to the side. A completely unfamiliar man. Who, at that moment, opened outrageously blue eyes and looked at him.

Arthur let out a wild yell and leaped from the bed.

“Who the hell are you?” he demanded as he stumbled to his feet. His legs were like water. He grabbed his swimming head with one hand and clutched at the bed post with another as he almost overbalanced.

His blue-eyed bed companion sat up. Dear… sweet …. God. He was magnificent. Huge, muscled shoulders. Pronounced collar bones peeping through the open neck of his night shirt. Shaggy hair the colour of autumn, and an untamed beard.

And he was young.

The man threw back the covers and stood on the opposite side of the bed. “Don’t you remember?” His voice was deep, husky rumble.

“Remember what?” His own voice had become a shriek. “What did you do to me?”

The man took a step back, wariness edging into his blue gaze. Christ, they were so blue.

“I didn’t do anything. I rescued you from the snow.”

Arthur looked around with his mouth open. He was used to being surrounded by the finest things money could buy. Working with the most respected and envied men of the upper ten thousand. Why the hell was he in some poky, rustic, shabby … Did that man have an erection? He stared at the man’s groin. There was definitely some stirring visible. He looked at him and raised a quelling brow. The man flushed, put a hand over himself, and glared at him. Dark brows pulling down.

“You walked from the Abbey in the snow. I brought you in and warmed you up. That’s all. Don’t flatter yourself.”

“My good man, I …” Arthur began, at his most haughty, then hesitated. Memories crowded in. Snow. Cold. More snow and so cold he thought he might die. He held onto his head as it all came flooding back. The giant had indeed saved him from the snow and probably saved his life.

He cleared his throat.

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Enter the Giveaway:

To celebrate the release of People Like Us, Ruby is giving away a £15/$15 Amazon voucher

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Check out Book 1 in the Winsford Green Stories:

Dances Long Forgotten

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On Christmas Eve, Dylan, the man of James Pell-Charnley’s dreams, is on the point of walking out. Then they hear the faint strains of a waltz in the library of the empty abbey. The music is said to be heard only by those truly in love, and it gives James the courage to tell Dylan the story.

In December 1841, Lord Hugo Pell-Charnley is in a terrible mess. The youngest son of the late Marquis, youngest brother of the incumbent, never felt to fit. When his life comes crashing down, and his life and his family are threatened, he is forced to face his elder brother and confess his deepest secret. When he arrives at Winsford Abbey he finds he must also confront the shame from his past in the form of Lyndon Cross. The boy he’d loved but betrayed in school.

As they clear the ghosts from the past, they dance in each other’s arms in the library to the soft strains of the waltz, but long buried secrets threaten to destroy their happiness.
Two hundred years later, can those dances long forgotten give James and Dylan the courage to hold on to love?

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About the Author:

My name is Ruby Moone and I love books. All kinds of books. My weakness is for romance, and that can be any kind, but I am particularly fond of historical and paranormal. I decided to write gay romance after reading some fantastic books and falling in love with the genre, so am really thrilled to have my work published here. The day job takes up a lot of my time, but every other spare moment finds me writing or reading. I live in the north west of England with my husband who thinks that I live in two worlds. The real world and in the world in my head…he probably has a point!

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June Round-up

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Favourite reads

My Goodreads challenge of reading 120 books this year is ahead of schedule. So far I’ve read 77 and here are just some of my favourite books from June.

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Writing update

On the writing front, The Alpha’s Mate is safely with my editor so I’m hoping for an August release or early September!

Mad About the Boy became Obsession (new title and cover only – no new content added). It’s now the first book in what will become my romantic suspense series. It’s available on Amazon now with the new cover! If you haven’t read it yet, you can grab a copy or read it with Kindle Unlimited on Amazon

I’m giving away an ebook copy of Obsession in my Facebook reader’s group (Beth’s Book Snug) If you’re not a member you can join here to enter the giveaway.

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Until next time stay safe. And happy reading!

Beth x